Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Where I've Been!

I've missed two Silent Sundays and a week of Color.  My apologies for vanishing without a trace.  My trip happened quite suddenly and went a bit longer than I'd planned.  I had only my android, which seems to consistently die, so little internet time. I spent 74 hours in a vehicle over the past 10 days, first it was 30 straight hours, then 24 hours, then 20 hours.  Not really my idea of a good time, but in between the butt numbing hours, I did do some adventurous things and spent time with some truly awesome people.  Family I haven't seen in quite some time and people I've only just met.  Life is good!
A quick slide show of my trip, because I know you are ever so anxious to see what I've been up to.  :)  Thanks for humoring me!
On the way to where we are moving.  Gorgeous!

Best part of the trip, time with my hubby!

My new pal, Bruiser.

The adventure, I have a fear of driving on roads with edges that drop off, I road in the back of the truck all the way up this mountain.  Facing my fears!  :l

A view down the mountain, beautiful and very high!

Riding horses, I love horses and haven't been on one in over 20 years, it was an experience and I was very sore the next few days.  Loved every minute of it.  

Me and my twisted sister, I always enjoy her company, haven't seen her in a year.

The last picture I took on this trip.  I wasn't fast enough to capture the Elk .

Have a tremendously groovy week, despite the intense heat!  

19 comments:

  1. I didn't ever realize how short Michelle was until we saw her in September... I like being even just a few inches taller than roughly three people on earth. It makes me feel tall. :D

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  2. Beautiful pictures. You look so happy! Nice to hear you had such a good time.

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  3. Moving? That must be exciting! I've llived in the same house for 27 years. The pics are great. Missed your work.

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  4. That looks like my part of the country. Beautiful. Love the mountains, but I don't like those high dirt roads without railings either.

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  5. Great pics! Thanks for sharing these. It looks like you had a fantastic time!

    Sending my best for you, your husband, and Zade. Looks like you are heading to a heavenly destination!

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  6. Ewww, I don't like those scary dirt roads either...way to go on facing your fears! Definitely looks like the time out of the car were fantastic!! :) Thank you for sharing. Have a great rest of the week.

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  7. bla bla! you deserve to escape and what a great time it looks like you had!

    (super silent sundays, no post! - a new concept! ha ha)

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  8. Hi Heather - I've missed your art! You look like you've been having a wonderful time! The countryside is awesome. I love me a good adventure so I go up those roads whenever I can - ha! And we've got a lot of them here in Oregon.
    Hugs, Jessi xox

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  9. Zade, yep, she is only a few inches taller than me. Trust me, I know what it's like to be excited about someone being shorter than me. I'm not sure many exist.

    Robin, thank you! It was a good time and very adventurous. I experienced things I never thought I'd be able to endure, but I survived. haha! Mostly driving experiences.

    Jean, wow! I can't imagine being in the same place for 27 years. 12 years has seemed like an eternity. But after this move, I don't know that I'll want to move again any time soon. It's a lot of work. :)

    L.G. we were in Wyoming. There are some really beautiful places up there. And those high roads are scary, I am not fond of them.

    Bryce, thank you! I wish the same for you and your big move. To Big Texas. We are all very excited for the move. :) It's much cooler there, it will be a relief.

    Jen, thanks! It was a bit scary, but I figured with my back to the edge, I wouldn't be as nervous. It worked for the most part.

    Tara, good idea, super silent Sundays. No posts, that would be easy to manage.

    Thanks Rebecca for popping by. :)

    Thank you Jessi, I am planning to work on some art for the Summer of Color. I have some ideas in mind. Hope to post something soon. I look forward to being up there in Oregon too. It's so gorgeous and the weather is wonderful. I'm so excited.

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  10. Oh--this is my kind of getaway--except for the dirt road up the mountain--I did it once--and I'll never do it again...but I'll take everything else!!

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  11. Looks like fun to me. If you want pics of elk we have 19 resident elk who think my gardens are a cool place to snack.LOL Have missed you at SOC.

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  12. Diane, I did enjoy the trip, except for the excessive driving, it was a bit much, if it had been spread out, it wouldn't have been so bad. The weather was great though, the adventures fun and I met some wonderful people.

    Thanks Sharon. I would love to see your pics of Elk. It was awesome to see them, I just couldn't get my phone to move quick enough. How cool to have them snacking in your garden. It's always nice to share.

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  13. oh my goodness, I have the same fear of falling of the side of the road! ahhh. Looks like you are having a good time, despite the butt numbing car rides! Are you on your way to Oregon? If so, where in OR are you moving?

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  14. Those were beautiful pictures. Nothing like an inpromtu trip to inspire you. You and your sister are lovely. Yup, the best part is always spending time with hubby. :)

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  15. Sounds like quite a trip. I love road trips, but 30 hours at a stretch sounds a bit much to me.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  16. Daniele, I think I have too much of an active imagination for that kind of danger, it definitely scares me, when I imagine what could happen. Yikes. I did leave a message/comment on your blog, about the move. :)

    Laila, thanks! My sister is just 11 months older than me, we've always been close and I've always thought she was gorgeous. We are like day and night, but we go well together. :) And I agree, love being with my hubby.

    Lee, I don't recommend it. 30 hours at once, is much too much! The trip itself was fun and unexpected though. I enjoyed it and needed it! Good to hear from you! :)

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  17. oh well then darling, we are most destined to meet. My grandmother lives in Salem and I visit about once a year! (I live in CO) ...how very giddy this makes me! Here is my email if you want to chat without comment leaving... valoisdaniele@me.com

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  18. wow beautiful images, either you live in paradise or you are a super photographer :)>

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